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Organize, declutter and create a home neat home with these real life tips and before and afters.


Tips and stories about motherhood, from what my boys eat to how I organize their toys.


Explore posts written by a Registered Dietitian on healthy mindset, why real food matters, and a non-diet approach.

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Quick and easy family-friendly recipes made with real food that don’t take all day to make.

Recent Posts

It Takes A Village

May 7, 2021The Need for Community A few weeks ago, on the most gorgeous warm sunny day we'd had yet this spring, I texted a few of my friends to see if they wanted to meet up at King Family Vineyards in…Read More
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The Best Safer Sunscreen

May 5, 2021With summer around the corner, our sunscreen stash is stocked and ready! I'm sharing why we're serious about using safer sunscreen for the whole family.  We recently spent Spring Break at Bald Head Island, and while it wasn't sizzling summer…Read More
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Before you get any further...

hi, I’m Kath!

I’m a Registered Dietitian, healthy eater, and mom of two from Charlottesville, Virginia. Here you’ll find a healthy mix of real-life meals made from whole ingredients balanced with the pleasures of life, including buttercream frosting and good wine. Plus a sprinkle of nutrition, home life, beauty, parenting, and organizing.

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Featured Posts

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How To Organize Your Digital Clutter

February 12, 2021Are you drowning in digital clutter? Learn how to conquer digital organization with a simple system that takes no more than one hour each week so you can spend more time doing what you love! Here's an overview of the…Read More

My Favorite Products For Brighter Skin

May 8, 2020These two safer skincare products have changed my skin for the brighter. Get a promo code on your first order at the bottom of the post! While I've had a solid skincare routine since switching to Beautycounter 12+ months ago,…Read More

Healthy Mindset

How To Eat Healthy At McDonald’s

April 28, 2021Looking for tips on how to eat healthy at McDonald's? Read on for my experience having lunch at McDonald's on our recent car trip.  How to Eat Healthy at McDonald's Step 1: Order food Step 2: Eat it Let me…Read More
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You Are What You Think

April 16, 2021What takes up the most space in your brain? You are what you think about most often. Here is how my identity has shifted over the past decade and how that affects my daily habits, thoughts, and actions. You Are…Read More

Oatmeal Recipes

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Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

May 14, 2020One of KERF's oldest recipes, this single serving oatmeal pancake recipe combines quick oats, a whole egg, baking powder, and cinnamon for a hearty skillet pancake ready in minutes! My oldest recipe? This oatmeal pancake recipe might be the oldest…Read More

Instant Overnight Oats

April 23, 2020I have a new technique for you: Instant Overnight Oats. It's the short cut for the short cut of eating oatmeal! Sometimes you just don't have all night ;) New breakfast: Instant Overnight Oats Is that an oxymoron?! I think…Read More

Home Organizing

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Our Smart Home Setup

April 19, 2021Here's an overview of our smart home setup and accessories list complete with smart plugs, Sonos, Alexa, and voice commands! This post contains affiliate links.  I love the idea of a smart home! I want to wake up like they…Read More

Spring Home Refresh

April 9, 2021Want to give your home a spring refresh without breaking the bank? Here's a simple checklist to lighten up your space for the new season. With spring officially in the air, I am on a mission to lighten up our…Read More